I cannot grasp why Dana Milbank cannot grasp this.
My Post colleague Jason Rezaian, the paper’s Tehran bureau chief, has been languishing in an Iranian jail for 15 months on bogus charges of espionage. He was put on secret trial by a kangaroo court. On Sunday, Iranian state TV reported that he had been convicted.
And Obama said . . . nothing.
Jason Rezaian was in Barack Obama’s way. Oh, sure, if Obama could snap his fingers and release Rezaian he would have. …Probably. But the Iranians clearly want Rezaian convicted, and the President wants a deal with Iran more than the Iranians themselves do, apparently, and… well. I don’t think that the President is an actual sociopath. He’s just, ah, not very thoughtful of others.